The Union of Student in Ireland (USI) executive team has been selected for the year 2021-2022.
The USI congress was held over Zoom and live-streamed on Facebook. Delegates voted online for the new Executive team, and several policies and motions. Five of the ten executive roles were contested races, but there were no more than two candidates in any race.
Former NUIG SU President and USI Vice President for Welfare Clare Austick has been elected as USI President, replacing President Lorna Fitzpatrick. Beth O’Reilly (UCC SU) is the new Vice President for Campaigns, replacing Craig McHugh. Megan O’Connor (TCD SU) won the contested race against Eimear Curtin for Vice President for Academic Affairs, replacing Kevin McStravock. Somhairle Brennan (IADT SU) is the new Vice President for Welfare, replacing Clare Austick. Bukky Adebowale (Maynooth SU) won the contested race against Luke Daly for Vice President for Equality and Citizenship, replacing Marie Lyons.
Victor O’Loughlin (GMIT SU) is the new Vice President for the BMW Region, replacing Gary Tobin. John Fortune (WIT SU) won the contested race against Nuttawud Nutchanat for Vice President for the Southern Region, replacing Ciara Kealy. Caoimhe O’Carroll (DCU SU) won the contested race against Caelainn Kerrigan for the role of Vice President for the Dublin Region, replacing Megan O’Neill. Muireann Ni Corcráin (TCD SU) won the contested race against Grian Ní Dhaimhin for the role of Vice President for Gaeilge, replacing Clíodhna Ní Dhufaigh. Jenna Barry (LIT SU) is the new Vice President for Postgraduate Affairs, replacing Adam Clarke. Ellen Fearon is still NUS-USI President.